Tatsuya
Kawajiri
34-8-2( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #13 Featherweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 34-8-2
Summary: Ground and pound

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Crusher
From: Ibaraki Japan
Fights Out Of: Ibaraki Japan
Age: 37
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
College: Chuo Gakuin University

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
126
58% Successful
73
Types of Successful Strikes
0
73
48% Standing
42% Ground
35
7
31
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
31
26% Successful
8
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
8
0
Takedown Defense
69
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Jun 20, 2015
22
22
0
4
1
0
0
5
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Apr 11, 2014
47
19
3
1
0
1
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Jan 4, 2014
32
19
3
0
1
0
3
0
R2 Submission
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Michihiro Omigawa
DREAM 18
Dec 31, 2012
14
1
3
0
3
1
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Donald Sanchez
ONE FC 3: War of the Lions
Mar 31, 2012
4
2
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Kazuyuki Miyata
DREAM - New Year! 2011
Dec 31, 2011
7
5
3
0
1
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Joachim Hansen
DREAM 17
Sep 24, 2011
19
19
3
0
2
0
11
2
R3 Submission
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Drew Fickett
DREAM - Japan GP Final
Jul 16, 2011
14
1
1
0
0
1
3
0
R1 KO/TKO
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Strikeforce - Diaz vs. Daley
Apr 9, 2011
33
6
2
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Dynamite!! 2010
Dec 31, 2010
14
18
0
6
0
2
0
9
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Shinya Aoki
Tatsuya Kawajiri
DREAM 15
Jul 10, 2010
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Kazunori Yokota
Dynamite!! 2009
Dec 31, 2009
17
10
5
0
3
0
9
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Melchor Manibusan
DREAM 11: Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 Final Round
Oct 6, 2009
22
6
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
DREAM 9: Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 2nd Round
May 26, 2009
51
15
4
0
0
3
6
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
DREAM 7: Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 1st Round
Mar 8, 2009
3
3
2
1
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Tatsuya Kawajiri
DREAM 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Jul 21, 2008
46
28
0
0
0
0
0
2
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Luiz Firmino
DREAM 3: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 2nd Round
May 11, 2008
34
9
1
3
0
0
3
1
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Kultar Gill
DREAM 1: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 1st Round
Mar 15, 2008
5
14
7
1
3
0
12
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Luiz Azeredo
Yarrenoka! - New Year's Eve 2007
Dec 31, 2007
65
9
3
0
0
0
0
1
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Tatsuya Kawajiri
PRIDE Shockwave 2006
Dec 31, 2006
62
41
3
4
0
0
2
1
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
PRIDE Bushido 12
Aug 27, 2006
9
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Charles Bennett
PRIDE Bushido 11
Jun 4, 2006
0
2
1
0
3
1
1
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Tatsuya Kawajiri
PRIDE Bushido 9: The Tournament
Sep 25, 2005
35
22
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Luiz Firmino
PRIDE Bushido 8
Jul 17, 2005
39
31
4
4
0
0
4
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Kim In Seok
PRIDE Bushido 7
May 22, 2005
18
3
1
0
0
0
3
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I don't really change my training schedule because of the opponent. I train striking, grappling, MMA, and physical strength. All well-balanced, and I’m getting stronger every day.

When and why did you start training for fighting? In 1997, I went to see the K-1 GP at the Tokyo Dome. The ticket I bought was the cheapest, all the way in the back, farthest from the ring. From there, I watched Ernest Hoost vs Francisco Filho and even from where I was, far away from the ring, I still felt this tremendous sense of tension. Then, I thought to myself, "wow, kakutougi (combat sports) is awesome". Then, I wanted to do kakutougi too.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Shooto 155-pound champion

Do you have any heroes? Hayato "Mach" Sakurai and Kazushi Sakuraba. Those two have been my heroes from a long time ago.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? When I signed that UFC contract I was so excited that I couldn't sleep well that night.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from Chuo Gakuin University.

What was your job before you started fighting? I started MMA after high school so I really never held a full-time job. Well, let’s correct this. I have always been a full-time pro MMA fighter. Does this sound good? (Laughs)

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I played baseball in elementary school and junior high school. In high school I did track and field (800 meter run). I had no prior kakutougi experience. But in amateur Shooto I did win the Amateur Shooto Eastern Japan Open tournament at 155 lbs (1999)

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Won Rookie of the Year in Shooto, 2002, and won Shooto 155 lbs world title in 2004.

Favorite grappling technique: Ground and pound

Favorite striking technique: Ground and pound
• Pro since 2000

• 12 wins by KO, 10 by submission

• Also owns wins over Drew Fickett, Josh Thomson, Gesias Cavalcante, Chris Brennan, and Yves Edwards

• Has faced Takanori Gomi, Caol Uno, Gilbert Melendez (twice), Eddie Alvarez, and Shinya Aoki

• Had 1-1 record in K-1 kickboxing

• Had 4-2 record in PRIDE

Career

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